During the video game publisher Activision’s latest quarterly financial earnings conference call, the company’s CEO Eric Hirshberg made sure to stress the importance and overall strength of the Call of Duty brand, and went so far as to say that Call of Duty: WW2 is the “right game” at the “right time.” Building on its confidence for the forthcoming title, the publisher, along with the developers at Sledgehammer Games, have just recently unveiled the contents of the first-person shooter’s rather sizeable special edition known as the Valor Collection.
As seen in the image below, Activision and Sledgehammer Games intend to include several different goodies within Call of Duty: WW2‘s Valor Collection, which will come in two different versions with a Standard Edition and a Pro Edition. As far as the Standard package is concerned, fans will receive the base game, an exclusive steelcase, The Divisions Pack DLC, a commemorative bronze statue, a complete set of in-game Division patches, a collectible Nazi Zombies Bloodraven sword pin, and a Nazi Zombies poster sized at 24″ x 36″. The Pro Edition offers all of the aforementioned items, but also includes the season pass, and a “steelbook” as opposed to a “steelcase.”
Naturally, with both Call of Duty: WW2 Valor Collections offering different wares, and considering the season pass is surely the most coveted item out of both packages, it makes sense that the Pro Edition is more expensive than the Standard Edition. According to a listing from EBGames Australia, the Valor Collection Pro Edition will sell for $270 AUD – that is, roughly $217 USD – while the regular version is priced about $40 less.
Bearing all of this in mind, it will be interesting to see how many Call of Duty: WW2 fans go on to spend such a large sum of money on either of the Valor Collections, especially since the item that will actually impact the game – that is, the season pass – will most likely be available separately. Of course, with Sledgehammer Games aiming for historical accuracy with the title, one could easily argue that the bronze statue of WWII soldiers included in both of the packages could not only serve as a great collectible for Call of Duty: WW2 itself, but also as a solid gift for history buffs as well.
Call of Duty: WW2 is set to launch on November 3, 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: EB Games Australia – Twitter